Exam Board: Edexcel


Course Content:

A look at the approaches to Psychology, including the social approach, biological approach, learning approach and the cognitive approach, linked to issues and debates. A look at specific topics which could include criminal psychology, health psychology or child psychology, clinical psychology will be covered. There is also a synoptic element which includes research methods. Experiments will be done throughout the year and will be part of the exam.



This qualification is linear; students will sit all exams at the end of their one or two-year course.


100% examination across 3 papers


Career Opportunities:

Many students progress onto either a Psychology degree or another degree.  Careers in Psychology include Clinical Psychologist, Education Psychologist, Forensics and Counselling.


Entry Requirements:

Grade 6 GCSE English Language and grade 5 Maths.